So it appears that the warning signs have come true as the Alderney Gaming Commission (AGCC) suspends Full Tilt’s gaming license. This is undoubtedly very serious and means that a lot of the players now Worldwide will not be seeing a cent of their funds. Sadly, i like many others within online poker saw the early signs that things were decreasing very rapidly for Full Tilt and I’m sure a lot of people will be interested to hear what happens next to the poker site that was regarded as the next big thing to Pokerstars.
Statement from the AGCC
“The decision to suspend these licenses follows a special investigation prompted by the indictments unsealed by US Attorney General’s Office in the Southern District of New York on 15th April 2011, during which grounds were found to indicate that these licensees and their business associates were operating contrary to Alderney legislation.”
I think it would have been very difficult for Full Tilt Poker to turn around all the problems since ‘Black Friday‘ but none more so then the problems with Phil Ivey when he issued a statement that he was intending to sue Full Tilt Poker. This is a player regarded around the World of poker a great player, who has been with Full Tilt Poker a hell of a long time and for their main man to publicly come out and do that, surely sent shockwaves to all that read it. That simple act from Ivey made it very easy to all, that things were simply falling apart.
As of yesterday, the poker site has been down and unable to log in. As for the Full Tilt Website there is a small note that says….”System update We apologise but the system is currently down. Please check back later”. See, they cant even be diplomatic and honest and inform there customers the real reason why they are not up and running.
It drives me mad when you see companies like this that can treat their customers this way and cheat them out of all their money. I think there should be more control from a regulated company that oversees operations not only to American sites, but to all Poker sites. For example, if we do not fulfill our loan payments, mortgage payments the courts dont say “oh well, he cant pay them, leave the guy alone!” No! we just get hassled threatened with court cases and possible Bankruptcy, but these sites can just screw the customers, leave and not be discredited individually thus leaving them to go to another site and start all over.
I sincerely hope that those reading this tonight, didn’t have a lot of cash on Full Tilt Poker, if you did, I’m sorry to hear of it. As i stated on another post the previous evening, I have lost all faith in depositing now and dont plan on doing so in the near future until there is a big shake up. I hope that this is shared by others that read this. I think we need to make a stand and hope the appropriate Governments can make a stand too and help us, not hinder us from playing a game we love!
Thanks for reading, and here’s to some better news on the horizon. Good luck!